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The Secret Gospel of Mark

'Conspiracies & Secret Gospels' #07

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The 'Secret Gospel of Mark' describes a strange night-time encounter between Jesus and a youth. Professor Craig Evans discusses whether it is an ancient text or a modern forgery. The Secret Gospel consists of a couple of quotations from a letter by Clement of Alexandria, copied into the back of a printed seventeenth century book.  We have no original manuscripts of the Secret Gospel, nor of the supposed letter by Clement. And now, even the seventeenth century book has disappeared! All we have are mid-twentieth century photographs. Seventh video in the 'Conspiracies and Secret Gospels' series.

If you want to find out more, the video below also explains more about the 'discovery' of the Secret Gospel of Mark. The Biblical Archaeology Review has also carried extensive and even-handed coverage of the debate about it.

 

Corrections

When we first published this video, someone objected to some mistakes in what we said. These mistakes do not affect the central point of the video, but for the sake of accuracy, we are happy to correct them here:

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